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Grammar Essentials for Dummies (Paperback) (Geraldine Woods)

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Your concise and fun guide to mastering good grammar

Need to brush up on your grammar pronto? This easy-to-use guide teaches you all the tricks of the grammar trade to help you communicate accurately and effectively. From making peace between subjects and verbs to using commas and apostrophes correctly, you'll improve your writing and English skills in no time!

Grasp grammar nitty-gritty-understand what grammar is and how to put it to work in the real world

start with your subjectsùidentify subjects, make subjects and verbs agree, and work with difficult subjects

Prepare for pronounsùpair them with nouns, choose between singular and plural pronouns, and master the use of possessive pronouns

Construct a complete sentenceù steer clear of fragments and run-ons, join ideas, and watch out for danglers

Understand adjectives and adverbsù find them, place them, choose between them, and avoid common mistakes

Improve your writingù identify your audience, add meaning with strong verbs, and spice up boring sentences

Open the book and find:

Clear explanations of vital grammar rules

Examples of correct and incorrect usage

Strategies for solving grammatical dilemmas

Punctuation principles

The basics of capital letters

How to choose the right words (such as whose vs. who's)

Tips for tackling troublemakers such as double negatives and indirect objects

ten ways to learn better grammar
For students competing for the decreasing pool of college scholarships, writing a stellar entrance essay can make all the difference. With discrete explanations of vital grammar rules, common usage errors, and the other key concepts people need to refer to most often, Grammar Essentials For Dummies provides crucial information to help students communicate accurately and effectively. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical grammar concepts as they help students with homework assignments or college entrance essays, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom and people learning English as a next language.

The Essentials For Dummies Series
Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Number of Pages: 178
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Grammar
Series Title: For Dummies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Geraldine Woods
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2010
TCIN: 12353583
UPC: 9780470618370
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-8980
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